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The Posture Workbook


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Section 1 Chapter One - Redefining Posture Chapter Two - Keys to better posture Chapter Three - Standing and sitting Chapter Four - Posture and Pain, Posture and Breathing Chapter Five - Shoulder, arm, wrist and hand, Personal Posture stories Section 2 Specifically designed Postural exercises including the '5-A-Day' exercises Chapter 9 - The Complete Active Rest exercises Chapter 10 - Other Exercises for posture and balance

About the Author

Carolyn Nicholls is an internationally recognised expert on the Alexander technique and has been teaching people to improve their body use and posture for over 30 years. She is an investigative consultant to a national clinical trial on back pain and runs her own busy practice in Brighton, UK. She is the director of the flagship teacher-training course for Alexander teachers in Brighton and has pioneered many programmes to bring postural awareness to thousands of people both locally and internationally. She is the author of 'Body, Breath & Being: a new guide to the Alexander Technique. She teaches and lectures in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.


One of the UK's leading Alexander teachers, Carolyn Nicholls has just written a brilliant book on the Technique: The Posture Workbook (GBP14.99, D&B Publishing). If you want to learn how to apply the Alexander methods to everyday positions (such as driving and computer work), this is a good buy because it has photos showing what to do and what not to do. Helen Sillver, The Ecologist Every singer, musician or actor will have experienced tensions or postural problems at some stage. The Alexander Technique is a successful way of training the body to cope with these strains; and this book is an indispensable 'self-help' addition to the performer's library. Neil Jenkins, International Opera Singer The Posture Workbook presents the Alexander Technique in a fresh and engaging way and is a useful tool for people who just want to learn more about how to modify their posture - and it is also useful for Alexander teachers and their pupils. Hilary King, AT teacher This is a terrific book. It introduces the reader to the concepts and principles of the Alexander Technique in a friendly and interesting way, answering virtually all the questions of the inevitably puzzled new Alexander student. I am happy to recommend it to all of my students, and also to those who are curious and considering lessons in the technique. Thank you Carolyn Nicholls! Ellen Bierhorst, AT Teacher

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